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CNN
Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >>> battleground america. >> i'm encouraged that i think we have turned the corner. >> good new job numbers but same old ways in washington. is it too late to save you from paying higher taxes? i'll ask my all-star panel. >>> and she's a fine girl. my old friend brandi back in the spotlight and speaking from the heart about her mentor, whitney houston. >> i felt like i wasn't there enough for her at the end of her life. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. we begin tonight with our big story, the reality from an estimated 46 million americans. simply put, they can't afford to eat. they live on food stamps. these are men, women and children in america. hunger is not just a third world problem. it's a massive problem right here in the united states right now. cory booker is determined to tackle it. the newark mayor is doing some pretty extraordinary this week, living off food stamps himself, just food stamps. he has just $29 and change for seven days' worth of food. this is what he bought. life-changing experience for him, what he sees as a wake-up call in all of ameri
FOX News
Dec 8, 2012 12:00am PST
america? and why did a man call 911 after breaking into a home? and what happens if we send bill schulz out to an area to learn circus arts? hopeful leahy will learn -- hopefully he will learn something about himself? no, hopefully he will be pull vaw rised and viewed to pieces by a wild pack of dogs. greg? >> thanks. >> are you waring pajama bottoms with that outfit? >> i am not. >> decide to help somebody move and then get a head start? >> what an odd comment from somebody who is wearing basically the same thing. >> no. i have a tie on. you are looking like you would stay at home and watch "love actually." >> i will say goodbye with my giant mug. >> please do. >> let's welcome our guest. she is so sharp she can cut diamonds with her tongue. i am here with ann coulter. her latest book is called "mugged" my favorite way to enjoy herbal tea, a great brooke. and she is so british she kneeses double decker buses. it is imogen lloyd webber. three names because she is british and that's what they do. the latest book is called "the twitter diaries" and it is number one on everyone's ch
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 2:00pm EST
council, and republican senators. hosted by securing america's future energy, this is about an hour-and-a-half. >> good morning, everyone. thank you all for coming. i especially want to thank the members of the energy security leadership council for being with us today. they have been a distinguished group of people working on this issue since 2006. we are nothing without their credibility as the great ceo's, an entrepreneur, and military leaders of our time. i also want to give a special>> i want to give a special thanks to the staff at securing america's future energy. we stand on the shoulders and the time it takes to get these reports. the policy staff, james, leslie, the staff that puts these together, our political staff and the rest of the team at safe. we're seeing more production than we have ever seen before. the most production in the last couple of decades of year on year growth. oil imports are falling. the demand for oil continues to decline based on fuel economy standards and other reasons. we still continue to have a problem. the report we are releasing today and the sub
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 9:00pm PST
fatigue government in taxes. what america should be addressing is two things. one, we should be addressing generational theft. we now as a country borrow 40 cents of every dollar that the government spends, and we've accumulated 16 trillion dollars in debt. now, in 2008 obama called nine trillion dollars in debt. he said that was irresponsible, unpatriotic. to say this another way, we're literally stealing money from our children and our grandchildren. now, this is the kind of generational theft that has never happened in this country until now, and neerlt part neits addressing this on a regular basis. both parties are arguing over how to tax the rich. now, number two. greed and overspending. for all the talk about greedy rich people in america, how is it possible that politicians' greed is never addressed? after all, they robbed the social security trust fund. they spent it. that's your retirement money that was supposed to be put away in a safe lock box. they spent that money. medicare is also headed for bankruptcy, and obama just raided that to the tune of $$716 billion. why?
SFGTV2
Dec 8, 2012 3:30am PST
require the americas cup to celebrate -- to require the san francisco giants to have a play off game, the 49ers to play this weekend, the blue grass festival to be here, the parade, as well as the castro sea fair to coincide and welcome you in style. but i wanted to say a few words about the one thing that keeps me up as the head of the legislative body here in san francisco. the reason why i sit with many of our first responders on our city's disaster council, the reason why a few years ago chief white and i led almost a half a billion dollar bond campaign to rebuild the water, fire, and police infrastructure. about every six months i literally wake up in the middle of the night thinking about what would happen if a disaster struck our city. and i think about this and i think i have these nightmares really for three reasons. one, everyone who lives in san francisco knows that in 1906 we were hit not just by an earthquake, but by an earthquake that led to a fire that burned down literally every single neighborhood in the district that i currently represent in the northeast part of sa
PBS
Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
foundation. barbara g. fleischman. and by our sole corporate sponsor, mutual of america, designing customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. >> welcome. sometimes we can see the universe in a grain of sand, as the old saying goes, but nowadays a graphic chart more vividly reveals the world we live in. take a look at this statistical snapshot of the media ecology that largely determines what you and i see, read, and hear. in 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of media in america. in 1990 the number had dropped to 23. in 1997, 10. and today, six. there you have it -- the fistful of multinational conglomerates that own the majority of media in america. what do we call it when a few firms dominate the market? oligopoly. doesn't quite rhyme with democracy. but today, believe it or not, big media is about to get even bigger, unless the public stands up and says "no!" here's the story. the chairman of the federal communications commission -- the fcc, the agency of government created by congress to protect the public's rightful
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am EST
europe face. i think america should play an important role in this. but right now i think our voice has been largely muted by internal divisions, by some ways that we do business in a government and outside of government, that's awesome. the main argument is it's up on us, and more is coming. changes coming. some of that will include islamist forces to figure how to best use our power to shape and influence them. >> thank you very much. on iraq, an extra bonus points if you can believe that -- >> a couple of close in points. first, we we think a luckily, made out to say myself, i think generally weak tend to project a certain bigotry of low expectations on muslims in the arab cultural world. which is those of us who are of various religious faiths here, we know the extent to which we practice our faith to this or that religious prescription, and we now that we've all pretty darn sure but we think muslims, they all pray five times a day, they never touched scotch. they all do, you know, every commandment that is in islam, and, of course, they all submit to the will of their local ima
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
encouraged by america, manufacturing in the united states. we are in a transitional period. we have had challenges try to get river -- waivers for as much as five months on a cliff for a real-time that probably should not have taken that time. figuring out how to accommodate the call and find a way to get there in a tradition period would be good. i with suggest that as we move to pira, we would love to see this program continue. there are prior to these and based investments that should and could be made. performance based investments are the way of that feature. we are committed to it. we think taxpayers should continue to see the benefits for the dollars invested. we also believe passenger rail as where it is at. we appreciate the vision of the president and the administration. thank you. >> miss schneider, five minutes. >> thank you, mr. chairman, and members of that committee. i appreciate the opportunity to submit testimony on behalf of the illinois governor to give you an update on the high speed in inner-city passenger rail program. i want to thank the members of this committee,
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 8:00am EST
america at the university of north carolina. in her talk today she is going to speak about her latest book, the book titled is "health care for some". i have the feeling it is relevant to our times. the talk is entitled health care for all, women, activism and women's right to health. this is a history -- her book rather and her talk today will be partly, a history of rights and rationing in the united states from the great depression to the present, and the book just came out by the university of chicago press. i have seen copies of it lying around. vile accounts, beatrix hoffman has simply nailed this big historical topic of to the present moment. i am going to read from the early reviews of the book just to give you a sense of how that is being received. t. r. reid, author of the healing of america, right this. in the american political debate everybody can -- the notion of rationing health care. beatrix hoffman's meticulous history shows that rationing by income, age, employment, etc. has been and remains a central element of america's medical system. demonstrates that vari
ABC
Dec 8, 2012 4:00am PST
may not be quite as happy this morning. >>> "gangnam style." his song has taken america by storm. what's the deal with his venomous anti-american rant. psy is now apologizing. but should he still be allowed to perform for the president? >>> and secret santa. a boy photographed on santa's lap, making his christmas wish. find out why it took more than a decade tore santa to deliver. it's a christmas tale with a sweet, surprising twist. ♪ santa claus is coming >>> hey, everybody. good morning. we have a big morning. including at some point this morning, the normally health-conscious bianna golodryga and ginger zee, are going to personally taste test what is allegedly the most expensive burger on the planet earth. ron and i usually do the taste testing around here. >>> also, check this out. the flying squirrel in the house this morning. gabrielle douglas is here. she's here live. she has a new memoir out, where she says she almost quit right before the olympics. she's going to be taking questions from a whole gaggle of young fans. so much looking forward to that. >> so many people
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
monster company that is threatening to devour a massive number of traditional retail jobs. america's holiday mall mania is as traditional as tinsel. consumers spending more than $500 billion this year will fuel more than 500,000 seasonal jobs. but the real frenzy is at home where online shopping is exploding under the relentless hand of one company -- amazon.com. what is amazon up to? >> well, the ambition, it seems is to take over the systems of consumption. >> reporter: barney jopson, reporter for the "financial times," has just written a book about amazon's extraordinary rise. >> amazon sales have been growing at about 20% or 30% a year. and this is phenomenal if you consider that the rest of the retail sector is growing, at best, at 5% a year. there is competition, but amazon is really the 800-pound gorilla. it's got a big head start on everyone else, and size generates some momentum of its own. >> reporter: how much momentum? so much that amazon had a hand in more than 20% of all online sales for 2011, according to forester research. so much that economic analysts say traditiona
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
america. >> he gave that speech on the senate floor just before the vote. senator mike lee of utah was 1 of the 38 republicans who voted against the u.n. treaty. he agreed to talk us to tonight. he's a constitutional lawyer, was a law clerk for justice alito. we spoke a short time ago. senator, you said this treaty will somehow change u.s. law or could change u.s. law. former republican attorney general dick thornburgh who helped negotiate this treaty on behalf of president george bush said emphatically it would have no effect on u.s. law, not now, not ever. is he wrong? >> well, i respectfully disagree with the former attorney general's conclusions. i look at the treaty and i see one provision that arguably sets in place international entitlement rights. another provision that can be read to undermine the rights of parents to make decisions on how best to educate and otherwise care for their children with disabilities. and another provision of the treaty that can be read to obligate the united states government to pay for abortion services. >> you are just interpreting things. it does
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 9:00pm PST
gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. ♪ >> self reflection is a part of the holiday season. a time perhaps to ponder who you are. where you've been. and where you're going. for manny pacquiao, less than one week before his fourth bout with juan manuel marquez, the times for such contemplation are on mornings like this, on quiet roads in the crisp california air. his mind goes to places no one else can access. only he knows what he brings back. back at the gym on vine street, afternoons are hardly as placid. every move the fighter makes is closely monitored. and today, the cameras have multiplied. >> hello, anchl, and welcome inside the wild card boxing club in hollywood, california. >> a live production is under way at the gym. as the afternoon workout is being streamed across the world.
SFGTV2
Dec 7, 2012 6:30pm PST
example of the greatness of america, where diverse people come together and walk a pathway to healing. lives are saved and forever changed. among the estimated 20 million people in long-term recovery, we see health and prosperity, people working, raising families, paying taxes, voting, and volunteering in their communities. people in recovery have reclaimed their lives and are now giving back. while we can all take pride in the successes of the 2011 recovery month events, we must now turn our attention to making 2012 another great year. i hope this show inspires you to organize a recovery month event next september. you can begin now by going to the recoverymonth.gov web site for information on how to get started. as you can see from the events in 2011, recovery month events come in all shapes and sizes. whatever type of event you choose to do, you will be bringing a sense of hope that people can live healthy, happy, and productive lives. thank you for everything you do to support recovery. let's keep up this exciting work in the coming year, and i sincerely hope that your event will
CNN
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. to provide a better benefits package... oahhh! [ male announcer ] it made a big splash with the employees. [ duck yelling ] [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. ♪ ha ha! >>> we have set sent an unmistakable message that this would cross a red line and those responsible would be held to account. >> if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> syria appears to be at a turning point. there are reports of the government preparing chemical weapons. the rebels securing the airport and more than 40,000 people dead. now some high profile senators are saying that we may have passed the point of no return. that's our focus this morning. when is enough enough? and yesterday i asked that qu
FOX Business
Dec 8, 2012 1:00am EST
. >> absolutely. we work too hard. france and italy six weeks is normal. john: america does not have mandatory vacation but we have 170,000 pages of federal rules and they keep passing more. it shows how america has recovered since the great depression. to sit out this graph fromom dan mitchell because of these res add this up and the government spending, tax increase coming can understand when our entrepreneurs think i do not want to hire people then i want to keep my company small then i am stuck with a mandate. i am worried we become like you're up at the same time that model is falling apart. john: we did have these laws but not as many. >> as much as seven like the regulated laissez-faire economy just make sure you have enough breathing room to prosper. over time if government grows faster than a private sector that wedge means the burden of gdp, it is not li one straw causes it to collapse, but there is a tipping point*. are we five years away from being greecer italy? twenty years? i don't know. this trendline is bad. happening under bush and obama. it does not work. john: goo
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 10:00pm PST
news continues. we will see you back here on monday. >> greta: tonight is america getting weak? vice-president dick cheney slamming president obama's foreign policy. >> our allies no longer trust us or have confidence in us, and our adversaries no longer fear us. the president makes bold statements and bold talk in the last couple of days about developments in syria, but i don't think they care. >> greta: you'll hear more from vice-president cheney in a few minutes, but first, the big threat here at home. >> this isn't a progress report because there's no progress to report. >> tax cuts? not government spending, not irresponsible entitlements. that gets a pass. it will be tax cuts. obama's premise that this country'country'scountry's firse fraudulent and he's fixing it, and they'll be etched in stone. tax cuts. >> the president has given the republicans flexibility to come up with a credible, specific plan. what they offered in return was an empty letter. >> when it comes to fiscal cliff that's threat nick our economy and threatening jobs, the white house has wasted another week. >>
PBS
Dec 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
viewers on public television in america. in a tragic turn of events, the nurse who took a prank call from two australian deejays about the duchess of cambridge has been found dead. a hospital, where she is treated earlier this week, said she was a well-respected member of their staff who had been the victim of a hoax. a warning, there is some flash photography. >> it was a call to a hospital three days ago which its makers thought would be funny. at 9:30, police were called to an accommodation near the hospital where they found the body of jacintah saldanha. >> she was the victim of a hoax call to the hospital. a hospital had been supporting her through this difficult time. jacintha cared diligently for hundreds of patients during her time with us. everyone is shocked by the loss of a much loved and a valued colleague. >> in a statement, a spokesman said the duke and duchess were deeply saddened to learn of the death of saldanha. "they were looked after so wonderfully well at all times. their thoughts and prayers are family andnha's friends." the call was made by two austrian ra
FOX News
Dec 8, 2012 7:30am PST
the america that you just talked about. >> and what's interesting there and putting it together and the difference in the periods here, anything was possible, we didn't know the meaning of the word kment. we found a way to the impossible, it was in our vernacular and way of thinking. >> the irony is today, in today's washington if somebody came up with a crazy idea trying to go to the moon if we'd never been there before. people would laugh it off because people don't dream big and don't dream at all instead. worried about their own shelves and not for sake of country, but only for the sake of reelected. two years or six years out or t they ars, it's shameful and procrastinate like no woman i've even ever met in my entire life is just despicab despicable? >> well, you spend time with great americans. >> here i am with you. >> yes, and i spent time with great americans every now and then and people that came back from afghanistan and iraq, and you know, these kids and you're blown away, they're looking for jobs and i'm trying to help a couple of them. and i wouldn't say that washingt
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 3:35pm EST
, america's credit rating is reduced and that has consequences in economic growth. we are not going to play this game with brinksmanship every six months. those are the two things that are minimally required at. we are prepared to sit down and listen to alternatives they have on entitlements. we are prepared. we do not think there is much room but we are prepared to look at the discretionary budget. but we think we need a package where the revenue is in the range of $1.70 trillion over 10 years. >> [inaudible] >> well, i will let the american people make their judgment about whether or not they think that is the case. we have laid out where we are. there has been a referendum on the two points i have made already. i think every serious economist i have spoken to knows there has to be revenue. you have to do something about rates. all of a sudden going into health care in terms of employment or fooling around with mortgage deductions, you cannot get there without the rates being affected. they know it. look, i am -- person i negotiate every day is with the president. we discussed thi
FOX News
Dec 8, 2012 8:00am PST
comes up to $22000 for every poor person in america. why not just get rid of the bureaucracy and cut them a check. >> we could have a great idea and debate. going back to food stamps and the idea of government promoting that. we have a farm bill that proposes four billion in cuts to the food stamp and the agricultural committee chair woman said they would be more open to cutting back more. >> rich, i see all of the advertising of the government to put people on food stamps and 15 million more people on food stamps after that government program, isn't there a relationship there? >> there is . victoria properly stribes something that you call the welfare industrial complex. it gets to a certain size and looks on behalf of itself and that is a bad thing. we have another crisis here that is related. we have a growth crisis. we are growing at two percent and should be growing at four percent annually and right tax and regulatory policy to liberate job creators to do that i don't think we would have a food stamp crisis. >> i think think all of us could agree. that is keeping poor people po
CBS
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> sometimes the court system needs to nudge us forward to be a better more united america. >> reporter: the court could rule in a way that impacts same-sex marriage only in california and does not affect the rest of the country. >> movements are a mix of things. you have to kind of take the ups with the downs. >> reporter: the court will hear the marriage case in march. a decision will probably come by the end of june. john black stone, cbs news, san francisco. >> what can we expect? case has three possible outcomes. first they can say that denying marriage to any couple is unconstitutional or they could reverse the 9th circuit decision and uphold prop 8 leaving states and voters to decide on gay marriage. the final option, they can follow precedent set on a previous landmark gay rights case. >> 9th circuit tried to narrow its ruling by equating to a former decision of justice called roemer verses evan. >> in that case colorado's amendment two stripped gays and lesbians right to equal protection from discrimination. supreme court ruled in a unconstitutional as kennedy wrote that singli
CNN
Dec 8, 2012 11:00am PST
fuel america for years to come. for that, we need a dea to avertthe fiscal cliff. let me know what you think. you can find me on facebook or tweet me. my handle is @ali velshi. have a great weekend. >>> you're in the "cnn newsroom." i'm joe johns. fredricka whitfield is off. u.s. investigators are looking into whether a man detained in egypt played a role in the attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. egyptian authorities have detained muhammad abu ahmed. he's a well known jihadist who was released from prison after the downfall of former president hosni mubarak's regime.diotti i york. what do we know about the arrest of the aleng ledged terrorist suspect? >> he was picked up a couple weeks ago in ejimegyegypt. joous authorities suspect he may have been involved in the consulate attack in benghazi on september 11th that killed chris stephens and three other americans with direct knowledge of the investigation. the u.s. source tells me the fbi which is conducting the investigation, has not had access to him yet. the source says following the attack, ahmed very quickly popped up on th
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 1:30pm EST
-- abolitionists that when he got back to america he was going to train slaves and settle them on land as sharecroppers in the '70s that they would become good citizens and free people in the united states but when he got back to the united states things change. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> next on booktv, greg gutfield fox news's the five says liberals use manufactured our rage and artificial tolerance to deflect criticism of their political and social ideology. the author contends what he deems smart in tolerance should be used to counter liberal argument. it is about an hour. >> thank you. the first library i have been in where i haven't been asked to leave. i am not kidding, actually. i will get to that library joke in a minute. that was going to be my intro but during the signing nymex so many nice people when i was sitting there and are missing their going what would it be like if all of your fans were jerks? wouldn't that tell you something? if all of your fans -- i can't swear in the reagan library but if they were jerks, what if you were bill
FOX Business
Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm EST
america, our first obligation is to defend this country, and that mes having to defriend it abroad, and you asking the men and women on the front lines so say, well, sorry, no agreement, and you have to take reductions even though they don't make sense in terms of what your requirements are. i think it's a heavy responsibility on republicans and democrats. the commander in chief, the president of the united states, he has an obligation to bring parties in and say, look, do you really want to have this as a policy of the united states at a time we're trying to -- >> well, maybe that's happeni. maybe that's happening behind the scenes, secretary, but i wonder. i guess what i'm wondering about, you talk about the military threat, wouldn't there be an international security threat to us if, let's say, they have no deal or they come together with a deal that's a bad deal, our ratings still cut, our markets still tank. isn't that potentially the grter threat? >> well, the greatest there, well, obviously, if the markets tank, then we're not going to be in a position to raise the funds necessar
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2012 12:00am PST
honest reflection out of which comes a freer, more liberal america. that's the way it's been and here i think the way it will be. so keep the faith. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. holding all the cards. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >>> the clock is ticking. christmas is coming. the goose is getting fat. why are you not bringing this to the floor? >> an urgent message from nancy pelosi. but it's casual friday for speaker boehner. >> this isn't a progress report bauds there's no progress to report. >> today's news, speaker boehner and president obama will be the only two at the table to make a deal. i'll ask emanuel cleaver if boehner can get it done. >>> 33 months of private sector job growth. now is the time to start spending on jobs. david cay johnston is here. >>> the filibuster is more than an embarrassing blunder. bernie sanders explains why. >>> the right to work in michigan has ignited a fire storm with workers. we'll have the latest on rick snider's race to the bottom. >>> and breaking ne
FOX Business
Dec 7, 2012 10:00pm EST
. christmas is coming. the goose is getting fat. in many homes across america it is very, very lean times. you cannot cut your way to deficit reduction. lou: that's right. pelosi says we cannot get our way to deficit reduction. listen to the top democrat in the house of representatives the former speaker of the house unveiling -- on dealing with the fiscal crisis one more time. >> in many homes across america ad is a very, very lean time. you cannot cut your way to deficit reduction. lou: tody said minority leader appeared to be trying to outperform policy and the political rhetoric of the absurd . senator reid's reason to be wary of reducing spending. >> the european community now is concerned about all the austerity. there are many, many things you can do to reduce debt but still have a stimulus aspect of the economy. >> that -- lou: the senate's top demorat believes we should return to europe for inspiration and guidance for fiscal policy, taking greece, perhaps, as a standard for dealing with economic and budget crises. the speaker did a charge the president is low walking the nation to th
ABC
Dec 8, 2012 12:00am PST
everywhere. >> thank you. >> jimmy: they're heading to "good morning america" tomorrow. thank you. have fun. eat something, tony. melissa and tony. melissa rycroft, tony dovolani, our celebrity dancing champions. what a ride. what a ride. you know? you know what? now that "dancing with the stars" is over, i don't know what to watch. when does football come back? it is back? oh, my. i think i might need an intervention. you know, there is a state college in northern california that has an interesting new program. the school is opening what they call the humboldt state institute for interdisciplinary marijuana research. now, i've never heard of humboldt state before but something tells me it is about to become harder to get into than yale. [ laughter ] . the plan is to organize lectures and research to study how marijuana relates to p to ickes like economics, politics, psychology and sociology. they'll probably just end up playing ultimate frisbee or something. the new wing of the school has already been built. we have a -- it looks great. [ laughter ] i don't know if we need this. we alr
FOX Business
Dec 8, 2012 5:00am EST
just pull one side. heart of america group founder, and meer of the jobs creation alliance and actual job creators in this country who say their voices not being heard in this office took with debate. also with us from the weekly standard, steven haze. welcome. great to have you here. i want to sart with the conversation in washington and what the speaker had to say about the status of the fiscal here is mr. boehner. >> this is in the progress report because thereis no progress to report. when it comes to the fiscal cliff that is turning our economy and jobs, the white hhuse is wasted another week. gerri: what do y say? we wasted another week. we seem to be getting nowhere, and now folks are saying the president is trying to entice us of the fiscal cliff. >> look, i think they're actuly some pretty strong incentives for the president to take the country over the fiscal cliff. if you lo at what the president's stance to gain if the country goes over the fiscal cliff, here are very clear and identifiable things. on the one hand the president could idenfy himself as a tax cutter. he coul
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2012 9:00am PST
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PBS
Dec 7, 2012 6:30pm PST
of congress. tax rates are the major sticking point. the president wants to raise them for america's highest earners, house republicans strongly oppose: >> instead of reforming the tax code and cutting spending, the president wants to raise tax rates. but even if the president got the tax rate hike that he wanted, understand that we would continue to see trillion dollar deficits for as far as the eye can see. washington's got a spending problem, not a revenue problem. >> tom: congress and the president have 24 days to reach a deal, before the fiscal cliff's tax hikes and spending cuts take effect. >> susie: mark zandi says "bad things will happen to the economy pretty fast" if lawmakers don't settle the fiscal cliff issue. he's chief economist of moody's analytics. so mark falling off the fiscal cliff means bad things. how bad? >> it could be quite bad, susie. i don't think it's if we get into january and we haven't settled this but if house makers haven't nailed this down by early february, i think stock investors, bond investors will start to get very very nervous, start selling, r
CNN
Dec 8, 2012 6:30am PST
. america can't afford itself. a long-term debt and deficit problems, and these are the folks who have to fix it. how close are they? >> i think we're going over the cliff. >> we can't sit here and try to figure out what works for them. >> we look forward to the time when they are specific. >> they need to be more specific. >> they have to be willing to come to the table with specifics. >> we've not had any discussion and specifics with this president about the real problem. >> we need a response from the white house. we can't sit here and negotiate with ourselves. >> i will not play that game. >> further apart than ever. you've heard endless arguing about higher taxes on the rich. let's set that aside and talk about the sequester the budget wonk word for a thing that will touch every american. $1.2 trillion in automatic budget cuts over the next decade, 100 billion next year alone, half in defense and half in non-defense, defense programs cut by 9.4% across the board and non-defense programs 8.2%. agencies are being told to identify the cuts. how will you feel them? fewer food inspection
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
forced to pay for it. stay with us. >>> san francisco school officials want the man known as america's toughest sheriff to write a letter to students after being denied the opportunity to speak with them in person. the sheriff from arizona has gained fame for making prisoners wear pink under wear and work on chain gangs. he's in san francisco for a conference and receive aid bundle of letters written in spanish from students at james lick middle school criticizing his outspoken efforts to enforce immigration laws in the phoenix area. he calls the letters hate mail. he wanted to speak with the students. >> i don't blame the kids i'm concerned about the paernts. maybe influencing kids in a wrong way he has gained fame for making inmates, as i said wear pink under wear ask his strong stand on immigration. it's been so controversial. >> a dead whale is drawing a lot after tension in southern california not just for sites but smell. the 40,000 pound whale is decomposing on this beach in malibu not far from homes of celebrities including barbara streisand. theas on a private beach. the state
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 10:30pm EST
all of the other problems. we have been underproducing talent of in in america since about 1983. as a result of that, people are substituting so baccalaureate degrees and certificates for ba 's. employers want the more skill output and better. if the jobs are there, you are in business. >> i think the short run and needs to be a priority. i think the education issues are fast. the people you poll picked up on that. the poll numbers seem to be screaming this out. i think a vast number of things on our to do list, we talked about affordability when it comes to education. all of the online stuff, the massive online courses hold a lot of promise. we need a more flexible college education and we need to broaden opportunities for the non university crowds. there is a lot to do on the to do list. we do not exactly know what needs to be done. we need to figure it out. i think we cannot ignore that issue. >> one last thing, and then we will move to another piece of the program. are the president in 2016, what will you tackle? you get to go first. >> fundamental tax reform is really -- it is
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 12:00pm EST
that they know of in america. one of the things that helps is to be writers ourselves and to know what makes a writer comfortable, to respect a writer who has come for a visit and not treat that writer like some sort of circus side show. and to engage that person in conversation. we often like to say and joking among ourselves that we invite writers to dinner, and we just have these couple of public events on either side of the dinner or some gathering after one of those public events. what really happens is sitting down and having good conversation. it brings writers back. it's actually one of the things that people, i think, most appreciate about the writer's institute. writers will be respected as writers. i remember one writer saying, you know, you go to some literary readings, and you think, gosh, i'm so glad i got through that. let me, you know, catch the next plane out. you go to the writer's institute, and you find yourself saying, wow, that was good. i hope they invite me back. >> mom and dad were high school teachers, so we would take family vacations across the country.
CBS
Dec 8, 2012 6:30pm EST
? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military families face we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. >> dubois: former south african president nelson mandela has been admitted to a pretoria hospital for tests. an official statement says there is "no cause for alarm." mandela celebrated his 94th birthday this past july with a cbs news crew given require access to the party. back in this country, we are just over three weeks away from falling over the so-called fiscal cliff, that combination of ta
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 11:35pm PST
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SFGTV2
Dec 8, 2012 2:00am PST
forces between walter reed and bethesda. america's army is an amazingly heroic army. they have occupied valley forge , tokyo, berlin, danang and now it occupies bethesda, maryland, but we're working through that. how do we break those cultural barriers, how do we figure out supporting supporters, how do we do that before the next capacity goes on? so what have we done, what capabilities do we bring, where do we use them and how will they be playing a role here in the event of the most likely nightmare scenarios for this area? i grew up in the bay area, i have tremendous affection for it. i did train on the east coast but i grew up in santa clara and in napa, i used to come down and watch candlestick park, my dad would bring me down, i would watch the 49ers play and i have great pride in the amount of collaboration and cooperation you are showing to figure out what the next nightmare scenario might be and be ready for it. it's probably going to be either an earthquake, it may be a man-made catastrophe such as an heinous terrorist act that could range anywhere from a mass casualt
FOX News
Dec 8, 2012 10:00am PST
kelly wright. welcome to a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> great to have you here. i'm jamie colby, these are members of the military there, reinforcing a wall outside the presidential palace. just 24 hours after tens of thousands of protesters actually broke through a barricade leading to the building and forced president morsi to press ahead with so-called dialog talks as he tried to keep the country from plunging deeper into turmoil. >> connor powell is following this live from our jerusalem bureau, what's happening over here? >> well, last night the violence continued in cairo, it was relatively peaceful today, but the crisis continues on, and today, the egyptian military used the calm in cairo to put up barriers around the presidential palace. they built concrete walls, placing tanks and bash wire around that palace and the egyptian media. in the statement warned of disastrous consequences and urging dialog to avoid a quote, dark tunnel in egypt and mohammed morsi called for talks today with the opposition, but the opposition groups in cairo and egypt rej
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
. why not? >> here is the thing, if you are gay and alive in our time in america, we're living in a kind of a policy and civil rights renaissance. we have seen extraordinary leadership from other parts of government already. don't we judge, chris, presidents by whether they stand up to the moment of history in which they live? we have seen president obama step up to this issue, gay marriage -- >> getting rid of don't ask, don't tell. now saying he won't endorse doma. >> and our military has stepped up. >> even the marines are doing a great job. >> even the marines are. now we have to see will the supreme court also keep pace in our time with the other major institutions. >> count me as an optimist here. i know there were questions. chad, you're the expert, i have supported it and my wife has for years, human rights campaign. you have a hell of a name, human rights campaign. it's a great name. the liberty clause. if you get to the idea of the 14th amendment. life, liberty, and property cannot be denied to you. you have to do something wrong. it's got to be a crime. you can't just be
CNN
Dec 8, 2012 10:00am PST
also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> the headlines on friday looked greatment unemployment rate drops to 7.7%. 146,000 americans score new jobs but the headlines don't tell the whole story. christine romans has the breakdown of the big report and some of the numbers you need to know about. christine? >> let's go beyond the headlines and look deep inside the numberses at, say, the unemployment rate. the underemployment rate. 40% of people who are out of work have been out of work for six months or longer. underemployment still high. 14.4%. some people call it the real unemployment rate. it's almost double what the headline number is. another big problem. let's look at the sectors that are hiring. retail jobs, 53,000. those retailers are hiring up for the holiday season. many of the jobs are temporary. it's hard to send a kid to college on the job -- many of these retail jobs. there aren't always benefitses. some place there
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